Coverage For Young Adults Down

November 2, 2011 | | POLITICO |

While the expansion of health insurance to young adults has been one of the consistently positive stories around the ACA, a new report points out the news isn’t all that good. The rate of full-time workers between 18 and 24 years old with employer-sponsored insurance dropped 12.8 percent over the past decade, while dropping 8.5 percent for workers ages 25 to 34. Further, the percent of individuals aged 18-34 without insurance in 2009 was more than double the share of older adults without insurance, according to a Young Invincibles and Demos report on the recession’s effect on young adults. The 500,000 young adults between 18 and 24 who were added to the insurance rolls in 2010 “simply made up for the lost coverage from the Great Recession,” the report says. The report: http://bit.ly/vXqVWZ